Computing and digital skills for Deaf people

Computing for Deaf People - Courses in London

City Lit offer computing classes at different levels for deaf people, from beginners to European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) level 2. Our tutors will help you find the right course to meet your needs. Classes are taught in BSL.

For deaf computing courses you will need to come to an initial assessment session to make sure you find the right class. Please contact us by SMS text on 07642818557 or email deafskills@citylit.ac.uk to make an appointment.

In order to join our deaf computing courses, you need to have an interview and initial assessment first.

Watch computing student Pooja discuss her experience of studying at City Lit.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Digital skills for deaf people: express your hobbies and interests via Instagram (mixed levels)
    Course Date:  Thu 16 Sep 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn how to share and express your hobbies and interests to friends, family and the wider world through Instagram.

    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  2. Digital skills for deaf people: vlog your personal experiences (entry 3 - Level 1)
    Course Date:  Fri 1 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn how to set up a web camera or use your mobile phone camera to make a vlog and then learn how to upload and edit it onto YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo. By the end of the course you will have produced a professional looking vlog!

    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  3. Improve your English and maths with social media (entry 2 - entry 3)
    Course Date:  Fri 1 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    On this course you will learn how to improve your English and Maths with social media - emails and text. You will learn how to send and receive emails and text.

    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  4. Becoming confident in digital security: how to protect your data and privacy on your PC, Internet and smartphone (entry 2 - Level 1)
    Course Date:  Tue 5 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    The recent scandals involving Facebook, stolen data, targeted advertising and manipulation have revealed the importance of digital security and making sure that your activity on-line and on the phone remain private. Yet most of us take very few precautions and have very little understanding of how easily accessible and unsecure our digital activity is. This course will show you how to take your digital security as seriously as you protect your own home. You will learn how to use key security features and resources, understand important jargon and discover which apps are the better than others at keeping your data private.

    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  5. Digital skills for deaf people: booking, shopping and finding directions with your phone (pre-entry - entry 1)
    Course Date:  Thu 7 Oct 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will help you to be confident on how to search and find information using search engines on your smartphone. By the end of this course, you will be able to book on-line, shopping and find directions.

    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  6. Get confident with digital skills - for deaf people (Entry 2)
    Course Date:  Thu 20 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will help you to get more confident, knowledgeable and skilful with Digital Skills. By the end of this course you will be able to use your device, Internet and emails confidently.

    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  7. Digital photography: edit and improve your photos with Photoshop- for deaf people (mixed level)
    Course Date:  Thu 20 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Learn how to edit, resize, crop and rotate photos or images using Adobe Photoshop. Ideal if you want to create websites, cards or work in publicity!

    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  8. Get started with digital skills - for deaf people (pre-enty - entry 1)
    Course Date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    On this course you will learn how to improve your English and Maths with social media - emails and text. You will learn how to send and receive emails and text.

    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  9. Digital skills for deaf people: tell a story via filming and editing (mixed levels)
    Course Date:  Fri 21 Jan 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    Learn how to set up a web camera or use your mobile phone camera to make a film and then learn how to upload and edit it onto YouTube, Facebook and Glide. By the end of the course you will have produced a professional looking video telling a story!

    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  10. Digital skills for deaf people: Excel for housekeeping (entry 1 - entry 3)
    Course Date:  Thu 10 Mar 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you new to Excel? This course will help you to understand the basics of Excel including creating simple worksheets and simple graphs for housekeeping.

    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  11. Digital skills for deaf people: do research and deliver a PowerPoint Presentation (entry 2 - entry 3)
    Course Date:  Thu 28 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you new to PowerPoint? This course will help you to understand the basics of PowerPoint including creating and delivering a presentation. By the end of the course you will be able to give a presentation using different transitions and animations.

    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  12. English and digital skills for deaf people: have clear communication via texts (entry 1 - entry 2)
    Course Date:  Fri 29 Apr 2022

    Location on this date:  KS - Keeley Street

    On this course you will learn to improve your communication skills via texts. By the end of this course you will be able to read, send and receive text messages.

    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  13. Essential digital skills for life- for deaf people (Entry 3)
    Course Date:  Fri 16 Apr 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will build your confidence on how to use digital devices and the internet. By the end of the course you will gain a qualification, Entry 3 Level Digital Skills for Life.

    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  14. Digital skills: using SignVideo, SignLive, NGT or Relay UK for essential communication (entry 2 - entry 3)
    Course Date:  Thu 10 Jun 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will help you to set up a new account with different communication and relay services - SignVideo, SignLive, NGT or Relay UK. You will be able to make your own phone calls through relay services.

    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00
  15. Digital skills for deaf people: Design and build your own website (entry 3 - Level 1)
    Course Date:  Thu 9 Jun 2022

    Location on this date:  Online

    This course will help you how to create and design your own website using free resources. Ideal if you want to create own websites for deaf organisations, deaf clubs or deaf websites.

    This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit) and your monthly take home pay is less than £343. For more information click here

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £0.00 Senior fee £0.00 Concession £0.00

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